Top 13 Digital Nomad Podcasts

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Being a digital nomad often involves a lot of waiting around – usually for some form of transportation. There's waiting for trains, buses, boats, cars, planes, rickshaws, horse-drawn carriages… plus all the time spent waiting on or in any of the above.

Sure, the waiting pays off when it lets you experience a new part of the world. That doesn't mean it's always fun, though!

All this time spent waiting around has a lot of wasted potential.

Listening to podcasts – specifically podcasts that educate, inspire, and entertain – is a great way to use your free time to learn, growth, think and laugh. They allow you to engage with new ideas, worldviews, and people from wherever you are in the world.

Best of all? There are tons of great podcasts out there that cover issues and topics that are important to digital nomads! Today, we'll be going over a few of the best ones.

  1. Become Nomad
  2. The Location Indie Podcast
  3. Nomad Together
  4. Keep Your Daydream
  5. Chris The Freelancer
  6. Nomadtopia Radio
  7. Extra Pack of Peanuts
  8. Entrepreneurs on Fire
  9. Digital Nomad on FIRE
  10. Digital Nomad Ventures
  11. The Tim Ferriss Show
  12. Ditching 9 to 5
  13. The Nomadic Executive

#1 Become Nomad

Become Nomad has become a must-listen for any digital nomad. It was created by longtime nomad Eli David as a companion to his successful blog of the same name. It's truly a goldmine of information, advice and experience no matter where you are in your journey to becoming a digital nomad.

For beginners, there are guides that explain how to reliably find high-quality accommodation in unfamiliar places and episodes dedicated to addressing concerns and answering questions about the nomadic lifestyle.

For more experienced travelers there are talks about how to cope without seeing family and friends for long periods and recommendations for managing finances.

Eli' lighthearted and sincere approach to life shines through in every episode. He truly loves what he does and works hard to share that passion with his audience.

#2 The Location Indie Podcast

If you're looking for a raw, unfiltered account of the location independent lifestyle, you're in the right place. Jason and Travis – long-time friends and travel addicts – approach every episode and topic with the goal of telling you how things really are. Whether the week's topic is money management or developing productive routines you can be sure their advice is based on years of trial and error.

This approach is very refreshing in a community that sometimes tends to romanticize the location independent lifestyle. Sure, there's lots to love about being a digital nomad. That doesn't ever is going to be spent sipping a Corona on the beach!

#3 Nomad Together

A lot of people have the impression that being a digital nomad means forgoing long-term relationships, children, and a distinct sense of home. Paul and Becky Kortman, hosts of the Nomad Together podcast, are proof that this just isn't the case.

Paul and Becky have lived a location independent lifestyle for over 10 years, first as a couple and now as a family of four.

Their podcast serves as the best (and only!) guide for families looking to become location independent. On the show, they cover topics ranging from finding friends in new places to managing your children's homeschooling while on the road.

The show is great at shedding light on some of the unique nuances of nomadic relationships – both the challenging and the wonderful!

#4 Keep Your Daydream

Keep Your Daydream is the companion podcast to the YouTube channel and blog (both of the same name) created by long-time travelers Marc and Tricia. Like everything they produce, the podcast is meant to inspire listeners to get up and start living now.

In Marc and Tricia's opinion, too many people get caught up waiting for the perfect moment to embark on their long-term travel journeys. They want their listener to know that not every nomad's story begins by selling all their belongings and cutting ties with everyone they know. It's okay to dip your toes in the water before you make the jump!

They do this by interviewing loads of experienced nomads about their experiences with the lifestyle and how they got started. Episodes focus on issues that new nomads might face – like securing visas or purchasing RVs.

Throughout every episode, the hosts are sincere, insightful, and great to listen to.

#5 Chris The Freelancer

Chris The Freelancer, also known as Chris Dodd, is a big name in the digital nomad community. He's been travelling the world full time for the past five years on the back of a successful, remote web design business.

While Chris is probably best known for his beloved vlogs on YouTube or his educational courses on Skillshare, his podcast is definitely worth checking out, too.

Chris's candidness about his journey from disillusioned office worker to adventurous travel addict makes every episode feel personal. On top of that, he is great at giving concrete advice that – if followed – has the potential to improve the life of any digital nomad. Chris is a smart guy, and he has tips for everything – from creating a productive work routine to finding clients while travelling.

If you're ready to make the leap to location independence but don't want to give up a stable, well-paying job, this is the podcast for you.

#6 Nomadtopia Radio

Nomadtopia Radio is a wonderful podcast hosted by long-time nomad Amy Scott. In each episode, Amy interviews people from all walks of life who have managed to make their dreams come true through long-term travel and location independence.

The show is insightful, educational, and frequently hilarious thanks to Amy's thoughtful and charismatic interview style.

Above all, the show is a great reminder that there is no single blueprint you can use to achieve your dream of a nomadic lifestyle. Each ‘nomadtopia' that Amy examines through the stories and experiences of her guests is entirely unique. Amy tries to teach her audience that this uncertainty doesn't need to be scary. Part of the fun of being location independent is designing your life in a way that works for you!

Amy's perspective on life and travel is refreshing, open and comforting. This is definitely a podcast to add to your list!

#7 Extra Pack of Peanuts

Extra Pack of Peanuts is – hands down – one of the most entertaining podcasts on this list. Husband and wife team Travis and Heather are amazingly charismatic and funny – whether they're presenting their list of the ‘top ten ice cream parlors in the world' or debating where to get the best seafood in Croatia.

Usually, the podcast highlights unique and inspiring travel stories from around the world with the goal of inspiring wanderlust. In one episode, Travis and Heather recount the story of a man who travelled to every region of France on a little red scooter. In another, they describe one man's journey through every African country over the course of five years.

It definitely succeeds in passing on a sense of wanderlust.

While the topics are usually great, that almost doesn't matter. Travis and Heather have great chemistry and you could happily listen to them talk about anything, no matter how insignificant.

#8 Entrepreneurs on Fire

While this award-winning podcast isn't technically a ‘digital nomad podcast', it will still appeal to many digital nomads due to its focus on forging your own path through business and personal development.

Host John Dumas is a fantastic interviewer, and he has a penchant for attracting A-list quests. Tony Robbins, Gary Vee, and Tim Ferris have all sat down for fascinating chats that touch on everything from personal growth and accountability to investing tips and networking advice.

If you're interested in learning more about the financial side of location independence, this might be the perfect podcast for you.

#9 Digital Nomad on FIRE

In this relatively new podcast, host Eric Donnelly brings listeners along for the ride as he attempts to implement the FIRE (Financially Independent Retire Early) system while maintaining his location independent lifestyle.

The topics he covers usually focus on ways for digital nomads to cut costs without sacrificing their quality of life – something that almost anyone could get behind!

Although the topics are mostly financial, Eric is a great teacher. He always takes his time when explaining new concepts and makes sure to spice up the episodes with funny stories, interesting perspectives, and valuable advice. You definitely don't need to love personal finances to enjoy this one!

#10 Digital Nomad Ventures

Digital Nomad Ventures, hosted by Mike Holp, is a little bit of everything in the best way possible. Every week, listeners get treated to an episode about.. well, whatever Mike and his guests feel like covering!

One week you'll learn about a tried and tested method for getting free nights in hotels. The next you'll hear Mike retell wild stories from his travels.

Whatever the topic, Mike is a fantastic host. He loves learning from his guests and has a knack for asking insightful questions that prompt meaningful responses. If you're looking for a great, well-rounded digital nomad podcast, Digital Nomad Ventures might be the one for you!

#11 The Tim Ferriss Show

Tim Ferriss, the author of the highly influential ‘4-Hour Workweek', has become quite the podcast host. The Tim Ferriss Show has been downloaded 600 million times since it was launched. Yes, it really is that good.

On the Time Ferriss Show, Tim continues the work he began with his bestselling book by championing alternative ways of working and living that allow people the freedom to do more of what they love.

While the content Tim puts out is all over the place thematically, there's a ton of stuff that digital nomads could enjoy. Tim and his expert guests frequently cover topics like growth, productivity, freedom and finances as well as relationship and love advice.

The topics that don't have anything to do with the digital nomad lifestyle are worth a listen as well. Tim is a truly unique host who has the ability to suck the listenerx into any topic he covers.

#12 Ditching 9 to 5

Ditching 9 to 5 is a podcast devoted to helping as many people as possible break free from their restrictive work routines. Hosts Ben and Dan are truly passionate about alternative working patterns and have made it their mission to educate the world about ways to find financial freedom.

Their podcast is mostly interview-based, with guests ranging from experienced digital nomads to remote working executives. The conversations are always a pleasure to listen to thanks to the hosts' easygoing charisma, and the quality of the guests means that there's no shortage of good advice.

#13 The Nomadic Executive

On The Nomadic Executive, Omar Mo brings listeners along for captivating chats with some of the most interesting entrepreneurs around. While many of the guests aren't digital nomads themselves, Omar does a great job making sure that the conversations and advice connect with his location independent audience.

The show has become quite popular over the years and as a result, Omar has managed to sit down with some pretty big names. Dan Lok, Pat Flynn, and John Dumas have all offered listeners a fascinating glimpse into their worlds thanks to Omar's captivating interview style.

This is a must-listen for anyone interested in learning more about entrepreneurship in the modern world.

Hopefully, this list of the best podcasts for digital nomads has given you some food for thought when it comes to how you spend your free time. There are so many amazing podcasts out there about every stage of the digital nomad journey. It's just a matter of finding one that you connect with!

You can listen to any of the podcasts mentioned in the list and countless others using Google Podcasts, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or any other major streaming platform.